Weathersfield gets in spirit

SPIRIT DAY PARADE: Weathersfield Schools will hold a Spirit Day parade 5 p.m. Oct. 15. The parade lineup is 4 p.m. at the high school with the parade traveling south on Main Street to Ohltown-McDonald Road and ending at Depot Street.

CEMETERY TOURS: Local historians Richard Hall and Steffon Wydell Jones will lead tours 3 p.m. today at Tod Cemetery, 2200 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The first part will be at Rodef Sholom Cemetery, which is the back of Tod Cemetery. The second phase will take place in the main part of Tod Cemetery and will include discussion of George Wydell Jones Jr.’s life. For information, call Jones at 330-259-2091. Rain date is Oct. 29.

PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF: Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will hold its 23rd annual giant pumpkin weigh-off 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Parks Garden Center, 9010 state Route 62, Canfield. Prize money this year will exceed $25,000 for the heaviest categories of giant pumpkin, watermelon, tomato and Halloween-type pumpkin. Also included are widest sunflower head and longest gourd. Heaviest giant pumpkin will be awarded the $5,000 first place.

Those growers wishing to enter any of the categories need to have an entry at Parks Garden Center by 9 a.m. Exhibits will remain on display until 4 p.m. For information, call the center at 330-533-7278.

CANDIDATES FORUM: A candidates forum for Youngstown city mayor, council president, municipal court judge, board of education and clerk of courts will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown. The event is sponsored by Community Mobilization Coalition and the Junior Civic League.

HALL OF FAME: Warren High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is accepting nominations of the 26th annual awards event May 5. The honorees are those graduates who made a significant contribution in their fields as well as to society. Nominations can be made to the Alumni Hall of Fame, 105 High St., Warren, OH 44481. Deadline is Nov. 1.

TUTOR WORKSHOP: The Aspire Office of the Trumbull Career and Technical Center will conduct a free four-part volunteer tutor training workshop 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and Oct. 16 and 17 at TCTC, 528 Educational Highway. Tutors will be trained to work with adults who need to learn to read better. The room number will become available upon registration. The volunteer tutor training workshop includes methods that will enable community volunteers to work with adults with both ease and confidence, and does not require prior teaching experience. All tutoring sessions are held at one of the eight ABLE sites in Trumbull County. Space is limited; contact Tiffany at 330-979-6739 or Beth at 330-847-0503, Ext. 1612.

CRISIS INTERVENTION: The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Ohio Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness are sponsoring Trumbull County’s 15th Crisis Intervention Team training for law enforcement officers Thursday and Friday in the Trumbull Metropolitan Authority’s ground floor conference rooms at 4076 Youngstown Road, Warren and Packard Music Hall, on Mahoning Avenue. During the five-day training, officers learn about treatment and supportive services that are available locally for persons in crisis due to mental health or addiction issues. For information, contact John Myers, CIT program coordinator at 330-675-2765, Ext. 110 or

SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES: Liberty Township Fire Department will give away free 9-volt batteries for smoke detectors to Liberty Township residents beginning today while supplies last. Limit two per household. Residents can stop at the Logan Way Fire Station, 4001 Logan Way, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is made possible by a grant from Energizer batteries.